With so much negative press surrounding unscrupulous DLC practices within the video game industry, maybe it's time for gamers to say no to it all together?
I've never bought DLC.
If more people just skipped the rubbish DLC (the micro transaction ones, not the good ones) there wouldn't be this culture of "got to make money on everything".
True, but apparently people want to pay for those, not sure why though.
Sometimes people like a game and what it offers. With the thousands of hours enjoyment I've had from games like diablo and destiny I'd gladly give $200 for the game itself.
Nyxus the reason you never bought DLC is because your NOT a sell out. It's the sell outs that are allowing this kind of thing to still happen in 2017. If we don't buy it they will quickly remove the micro transactions from future game. It really is that simple. At Thekhurg which is why you HAVE to give the extra dollars for that game. And why others which don't have it have too also.
There's some good DLC though. I'd argue Undead Nightmare is a perfect example. There's also The Taken King from Destiny 1 that I thoroughly enjoyed, which drastically improved the entire game, but unfortunately I think that's a case of the content being cut from launch
I know Jim Sterling is caustic and controversial; but for travesties like the Bethesda Creation Club, he's too good at tongue lashing to ignore: https://www.youtube.com/wat... Edit: Warning--language NSFW
It's hard to take a sjw that will immediately through his gender under the bus if it means a pat on the head from his female betters, seriously. Even if I happened to agree with him on this.
If you preordered this on PC and have since changed your mind you can get a refund by contacting Blizzard.
DLC is here to stay no matter what happens. I hate it, only some companies do it right. Most start working on dlc before they even release games and that in my opinion is a joke, however; people speak with their wallets and too many people buy the stuff
Dont see how thats a joke you need to have a game plan for your games future and keep content going its easy to understand why they plan ahead if i was a dev id like to know the road map and future of my game
Soo when the game goes gold, are the developers are just going to stop working on the game? Forza just went gold, do you think the developers are just sitting on their thumbs waiting for the game to come out so Tankbusts40 won't get upset?
I remember when dlc first appeared on the Xbox 360 and these companies were saying that they wouldn't gimp the games. They said it would be sensible stuff and that everything could be had in game. That was then and this is now and boy has it changed. They managed to get people to buy into so much that nobody bats an eyebrow at it anymore. Even have people defending it. But as long as people are buying, then it will never change.
The root of the issue is the ones defending it aren't paying out of their own pockets. Let some of those "fans" pay $30+ per instance; they will sing a different tune then.
You don't remember Socom 2's DLC for new maps?
it was free with OPM discs if I remember right.
Free as in buy our magazine but I don't know what other way they could of done. We also had 22 maps that came with Socom 2 (Ten were Socom 1 maps but still) and 4 game modes. Miss those days lol
Dlc done right is OK. For example, Titanfall 2 got free monthly updates for a year. Everything from maps, skins, new titan, and full on game modes. They do offer some premium skins (prime titans) for a fee. But everything else was free and worthwhile.
Overwatch does dlc right, battlefront 2 looks to continue that. Fighting games are easily the worst at dlc
Would not go that far, Overwatch mostly throws events at you for a very limited time to entice you to buy skins since you are probably not getting what you want. Then they throw a hero or a map at you every quarter of the year. I would not call that doing it right. They are not terrible like this, but their method sure does not deserve applause.
*Looks at every fighter and CoD map pack dlc*
Nope. CoD is a poor example. 4 maps, and new Zombie level and some new guns for just over £10. Come on man, there are way worse value DLCs than that. Think Evolve.
Cod has always been terrible value for map packs, especially when you compare to battlefield or free dlc from overwatch and soon to be battlefront 2
Spoted the COD fanboy, and Its $16 here so 20 for you. No COD is a rip off, three maps for over 5 bucks each is crap. Plus all the idiots buy tons of loot boxes already to get the 1-2 over powered weps. Why not go with free DLC maps like halo, Titanfall, Battle Front, and others... O thats right. Activision is beyond greedy.
I dont think that'll happen. The vast majority of gamers are casuals that dont care.
The mugs keep buying it so they'll keep producing it
The only dlc I bought was for the Souls and Bloodborne expansions. From's dlc are usually great.
Blah blah blah, people have been saying this since DLC started and, guess what? People still buy DLC.
This is the ONLY language game publishers speak...$$$$. If you cut off the supply, they will change their tactics and stop holding back content that in most cases is already on the disc.
DLC isnt bad in and of itself, Cd project red for instants has great reasonably priced DLC and you should buy it because it wasnt made along side the game or ripped out to be sold back to you but devs like Activision/Bungie have taken it too far and there where people warning about whats happening right now in gaming. One use single shaders in Destiny 2 or should I say Destiny 1.5 because it isnt a real sequal really. Now the tired defense of "its only cosmetic" has a new meaning doesnt it. Ive seen posts on bungie forums "dont buy any microtransactions until shaders are restored to there previous uses" how about buy microtransactions period..just saying. Now entire random loot create systems based around game codes for PC are being sold. It will only get worse from here. Consumers have power but they have to collectively say No like with MS BS power of the cloud, DRM nonsense they were pushing with the orginial Xbone. Gamers said no thanks to Kinects and DRM. What happened? Microsoft scrambled to fix their mistake and in some cases are still trying. As more and more people in gaming take a " what can you do" approach these kinds of BS business practices will continue to happen. Next it will be guns, helmets and sparrows that are account locked and you have to buy or get another create to get one for each account. This is another reason they made a "Sequal" to Destiny 2. Eververse survived the tower destruction but none of the pervious gear did and none of the Eververse stuff transfers either....well now we know the real reason.
I like the idea of it being timed exclusive content. If you want it early, pay extra. But after a year dlc is given as a part of a free update. Then it's a win-win. Early adopters of mods and extra content get to play the new stuff for free and gaming companies get the extra coin. For those of us who have the practice, well your $80 spent on a game still gets you the full experience, you just need to be patient. DLC is horrible as it stands right now. I've only ever paid for it in one game, but that was a game that I literally played thousands of hours in. So it was worth it for me to shell out an extra $100 for all of the time I put in. But in other games, like SFV, I load up the game now and half of my screen is filled with shopping cart icons. I haven't bought any content and I won't buy any content because the game was a huge rip off considering the the lack of any content included on disc or through any updates. SFV is the epitome of DLC gone bad. Capcom is one of the worst offenders out there and depending on how things go with MVCI I may just call it quits and boycott the company y from now on. Once, you used to know if you bought a Capcom game you were getting quality, but these days, making the decision to buy one of their games is filled with dread. DLC has ruined the industry and pushed many people to mobile gaming where for 99 cents they can get a full game and have fun for hours. 99 cents on PSN won't even buy you a new costume or level, or anything really, let alone a full game. We as gamers do need to stop buying garbage DLC and send a message out to companies that this won't fly anymore. The message they're getting now is that gamers will buy anything so only half of the game gets shipped for $80 and then it'll cost about $200 for the other half. This is wrong.
I agree and I've stop buying it, it has gotten way out of hand now,the greed has become unbelievable in this industry.
Where do I sign the petition?
I wish they would say no. Even better say no to the game entirely if it offers too much DLC that should have been in the game.
Destiny 2 DLC is great. Thanks Bungie in advance haha
sadly besides us few the rest don't pay attention doesn't mean I won't convince those I can.
Check out the DLC for Train Simulator on PC. Just short of $6,900 for it all. :) http://store.steampowered.c...
The developers probably need it to keep going else they'd have to price the game at £80 from the start. I've generally only bought dlc when it's been reduced or part of a 'gold' edition later on. Get a big mix in value that you get from these DLC. Can't argue the value that you get on the Witcher 3 and Dying Light Expansions, Fallout 4 was well worth it at the original season pass price too. Destiny 2 I'll probably just have to wait until they pack all the DLC in with the game, loved Destiny 1 but wasn't willing to pay the horrendous expansion prices for so little content. Recently bought the Battlefield 1 premium pass when it was discounted and pleased what you get with that. Such a good game, and the development costs must be a lot higher than other games priced at £45 on release, so feel it's worth it.
Its never going to happen. So might as well stop writing about it. No offense to author. It's just pissing in the wind.
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